“Ali” at Crossroads Theater Company

by Geoffery Ewing

Geoffrey Ewing gives us "a spiritual journey of the life of Muhammad Ali." This play sets the record straight about this much-admired, yet controversial legend, while covering all the high points: his triumph (as Cassius Clay) at the 1960 Olypmics; his upset victory over Sonny Liston four years later; his conversion to Islam and the controversy that followed, including his legal troubles and banishment from professional boxing for refusing induction into the Army; his subsequent reinstatement into boxing and his rise back to the top, culminating in his victory over Leon Spinks to win the heavyweight title for an unprecedented third time.

Performed by Crossroads Theater Company
At Crossroads Theater
Performances ran
Thursday, February 4, 1999 thru Saturday, March 6, 1999